Name: Brittney Griner
Position: Center
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-8
DOB: 10/18/1990
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Nimitz High School (Houston, Texas) ‘09
College: Baylor University ‘13, General Studies
Team/Club: Phoenix Mercury
Coach(es): Sandy Brondello
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 2 (2 golds)
  • Gold – 2018; 2014
Personal: Daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner...Has three older siblings, D, Shkera and Pier... Named to the 2014 FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team… Volunteers with former Houston Rocket guard Steve Francis' Holiday Bowling and Christmas Party for underprivileged children…Married to Cherelle Watson, who she met while at Baylor.